SuperSport Series

Cobras chase second title

2011-03-27 20:20
Mohammed Vallie (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras put themselves in line to win their second trophy of the season when they beat the Nashua Titans by 5 wickets in their SuperSport Series fixture at Sahara Park Newlands on Sunday.

It is a result that puts the Cobras top of the log on 95.74 points compared to the 94.62 of the Titans with one round to play.

The Cobras finish with a home match against the Chevrolet Warriors at Boland Park next Thursday while the Titans are at home to the Chevrolet Knights at Sahara Willowmoore Park.

The match was a triumph for the Cobras’ policy for promoting young talent. Opening batsman Yaseen Vallie made a career best 163 in the first innings and then batted with great maturity in the second to make 79 off 80 (10 fours and a six) as the Cobras chased down a target of 168. He was only dismissed when the Cobras needed 8 runs for victory with 7 overs still to be bowled.

Earlier in the day another newcomer, off spinner Dane Piedt, had taken 7/92 in 32 overs to bowl the Titans out for 278 in their second innings.

Farhaan Behardien got his second half-century of the match (82 off 154 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes) but he and Shaun von Berg (56 off 127 balls with 6 fours and a six) played something of a lone hand.
The bizhub Highveld Lions won their match against the Chevrolet Warriors at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium by 144 runs with 32 overs to spare.

Set a victory target of 306 the Warriors quickly succumbed to 161 all out in 54.4 overs.

Shane Burger, who set up the Lions’ big first innings lead with a century and also took useful wickets, was named Man of the Match.

Andrew Birch took 5/42 in 19 overs in the Lions’ second innings before they declared at 202/8.

The Chevrolet Knights had to give second best to the weather as their match against the Nashua Dolphins was abandoned early on the final day. The Dolphins had reached 37/1 in their follow on innings when play was called off.
 

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